Springville – I have four children—two boys aged 11 and 7 years, and two girls, aged 14 and 6 years—for whom I desire homes. Owing to the death of my wife four years ago, I find that I am unable to keep my family together any longer. Anyone wishing to care for them will please call or write to me. A.A. Springer, Springville, Pa.
Herrick Center – The new Chalmers touring car owned and run by Raymond Curtis, was quite seriously injured when struck by a pusher engine in crossing the Erie tracks here last Thursday night. Mr. Curtis ran up the hill to make the crossing and was watching a train coming up and failed to note the approach of the pusher coming down. The engine, which was running slowly, struck the head end of the car, swinging it around off the track. Mr. Curtis applied the emergency brake and sat still in the car, almost miraculously escaping injury. It is alleged that the pusher did not whistle on its approach to the crossing.
Forest City - John P. Murray has sold his promising pacer, Belardino, to D.B. Gibson, of Uniondale. She won second place in the races at Newark Valley. Time 2:22 1-4.
Montrose – Mrs. Charles Carey is representing Wear Proof Mills in the sale of Wear Proof Hosiery for men, women and children. Every four pair have a written guarantee to wear 4 months without a hole, or you get new ones free. It does away with the drudgery of darning them, saving many hours that could be devoted to more congenial employment. Any orders being left at the house will have prompt attention, and thankfully received. ALSO Wm. H. Lorimer has purchased an up-to-date electrically heated and operated popcorn and peanut roaster, which he has conveniently located at the entrance to C-Nic Theatre, and since setting it up he has been doing a rushing business. The corn is automatically fed from a hopper and after being popped is drawn by a metallic arm through melted butter, from whence it gets its name, “Butter-Kist.” The whole operation is perfection, and the corn is not touched by the hands in the entire process.
Hopbottom – Health Office P.A. Sweet is in Binghamton, where he is employed by the state in preventing children under 16 years of age from coming into Pennsylvania unless provided with health certificates. ALSO Mrs. Albert Whiting underwent an operation for appendicitis at her home here. Doctors Taylor and Wainwright were the surgeons in charge.
West Auburn – Joe Pinnock has been unable to bring milk to the creamery for several days. While riding a mowing machine his horse went into a yellow jackets’ nest, and the stings of the insects caused them to run away throwing Mr. Pinnock from the seat on to the tongue. He grasped the lever, and managed to hold on, but was quite seriously injured before the animals stopped running.
Great Bend – On Friday afternoon a distressing accident occurred at the corner of Main and Carroll streets, in front of Day’s meat market. Two little boys caught on the step of Simpson’s bus for a ride. In jumping off, “Jimmie” Fuller reached the curb in safety, but little Charles Alexander jumped from the step right in front of an auto and was instantly killed. The owner of the car stopped instantly and remained in town until evening. After the coroner’s inquest he was exonerated from all blame, was driving his car less than 10 miles an hour and was unable to see the child. The funeral was held from the house and burial in Woodlawn cemetery. The boy is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Millard [Willard, in another article] Alexander, and a younger sister and brother.
Harford – Mr. and Mrs. Fred Eshelman, of West Pittston, are spending the week in town. Fred was a former Soldiers’ Orphan School boy, and is spending his time in going over the scenes of his boyhood. ALSO The little son of Chas. Darrow, who was injured by a mowing machine and taken to Dr. Burns’ Hospital in Scranton, is at home again. By careful surgery and care, both the child’s legs were saved.
Kingsley – Because of the danger of spreading infantile paralysis, the schools and Sunday Schools of this place are closed until September 18th.
Dimock – While engaged in threshing on Ed Bailey’s farm, William Smith, who occupies Mrs. Maude Baker’s farm, became entangled in the belting leading from the gasoline engine to the threshing machine and was so badly injured that he died about an hour after the accident. Drs. Wilson, Birchard and Norris were called, but no attempt to operate was made, owing to the extent of his injuries. He was an estimable young man; his widowed mother keeping house for him, and the news of the awful accident saddened the whole community. He is survived by his mother, three sisters, Mrs. Bert White, of Three Bridges, NJ; Mrs. Lockwood Avery, of Laceyville, and Mrs. Frank Arnold, of Elk Lake; also one brother in the west.
East Rush – Mrs. C.P. Linaberry has returned from Sayre hospital. She was there seven weeks for a serious operation on her foot. When a child, 9 years old, she stepped on a nail and has been doctoring for rheumatism for many years. With the X-ray examination was found about ½ inch of nail imbedded in the bone of the foot. This was removed, with portions of dead bone. A silver plate and joint was put in place of diseased bone removed. She is doing well.
Little Meadows – Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McCormack and children, of New York City, have been visiting her aunt, Katie Kiley, for a couple of weeks.
Clifford – No infantile paralysis has made its appearance in this place, but according to law our school will not begin before the 18th of September.
Rushboro – L.B. LaRue and family, of Columbus, Ohio, spent last week with V.E. Pierson, here; also buying up a load of young cattle. They drove through in the same car that they drove over the Rocky Mountains to San Francisco, last year.
Fair Hill, Forest Lake Twp. – The descendants of Christian and Jane Freeman Shelp will hold their seventh annual reunion on the Fair Hill church lawn, Sept. 2, 1916. All friends and relatives cordially invited. Ladies please bring chicken.
News Brief: Gasoline is selling at 23 cents a gallon in Philadelphia, and by the last of September it is predicted that it will be down to 18 cents.